Retail Study Brief 2015 – Quotation
Quotations are invited for the provision of consultancy services in respect of the preparation of a borough wide retail study for Halton.
- Halton Borough Council
- Retail Study Brief 2015
- Quotations are invited for the provision of consultancy services in respect of the preparation of a borough wide retail study for Halton. Consultants wishing to submit a quotation must comply with all requirements of this invitation.
Purpose of the Study
National planning guidance expects local planning authorities to plan positively and to support town centres to generate employment and to create places where people want to live, visit and work. It also expects the authorities to assess and to plan to meet the needs of main town centre uses in full.
The key purpose of this study is to act as the evidence base to assist in the formulation of future planning policy. The study will form an important part of the evidence base for the Halton Local Plan. This will contain a broad strategy for each of the Borough’s three main centres’ allocations for sites and will cover a period of at least 20 years from adoption i.e. until 2037. As such, whilst the difficulty of carrying out long term retail forecasting is recognised, the Halton Retail Study will need to cover the period to 2037.
The study findings will need to be known by 1st March 2016, in order to inform the Halton Local Plan initial consultations.
The study may also be used by the Council in other corporate activities including:
Assessment of planning applications for retail and other town centre development;
- Town centre management and regeneration;
- Bidding for regeneration funding; and
- Council asset management.
- Ms Nicki Brooks
- Email Address:
- Kingsway House
- 13/10/2015 16:00
- 30/10/2015 21:00
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